Abilities Awareness Week
Abilities Awareness Week is a program that gives Banyan students a glimpse of what it would be like to have different abilities. During this is a very exciting and important “life lesson” week, students participate in hands-on activities and learn about what it is like to have different "abilities." The goal of this week is to help our students understand that we all have a variety of differences as well as similarities and have the need for respect, acceptance, inclusion, and friendship. Parents, grandparents and friends may attend our Opening and Closing ceremonies.
We need parents, grandparents, and friends to help run 5 unique hands-on stations in the MPR. No previous experience is necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided. Example of activities include, but are not limited to:
Many thanks to our current
and past special guests:
2020 | Program Information
January 24 | Special Assembly: Independent Living Resource Center
Special Guests: All in Stride: Horsemanship and Therapy Program
January 27 - 30 | Sensory Station sessions
January 31 | Closing Ceremony at Bobcat Assembly
Special Guests: Lark Detweiler: Featured Dancer on
NBC's Zoey Extraordinary Playlist (Episode 9)
SignUp to help facilitate our stations | Volunteer times organized by classroom!
For more information Abilities Awareness Coordinator
Newbury Park | California
Banyan Elementary School PTA